It’s like working backwards: to have a mat and frame but no piece of art to go with it yet. And , that’s how this was created. It’s a little more structured than many of the abstracts I’ve done, and it’s not yet finished, but close enough to show. It grew and developed, and seems to be anchored by those rays emanating from that….thing.
The Payne’s gray color emulates the tonal palette of black and white photography, which was my big influence in this case, from watching 1930s movies on TV as a child.